Influential leader Hugo Chavez Childhood Photos. Hugo Chavez was born on July 28, 1954, Sabaneta to Elena Frías de Chávez, Hugo de los Reyes Chávez. Hugo was born the second of seven children. He got to marriages and his Spouses are Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez (m. 1997–2004), Nancy Colmenares (m. 1977–1995). He was a roman catholic. He had 4 children. Their names are Rosines Chavez, Rosa Virginia Chávez, María Gabriela Chávez, Hugo Rafael Chávez. Hugo Chávez’s had peculiar hobbies included drawing, painting, baseball and history.
Chávez studied at the Venezuelan Academy of Military Sciences in Caracas on his 17th age. He also began to get involved in local activities outside of the military school, playing both baseball and softball with the Criollitos de Venezuela team, progressing with them to the Venezuelan National Baseball Championships. Other hobbies that he undertook at the time included writing numerous poems, stories and theatrical pieces, painting and researching the life and political thought of 19th-century South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar. He also became interested in the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (1928–67) after reading his memoir The Diary of Che Guevara, although he also read books by a wide variety of other figures. In 1974, he was selected to be a representative in the commemorations for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ayacucho in Peru, the conflict in which Simon Bolívar’s lieutenant, Antonio José de Sucre, defeated royalist forces during the Peruvian War of Independence. He was elected as a President and his Presidential term was February 2, 1999 – March 5, 2013.
During his term, Chávez was awarded the following honorary degrees:
Honorary Doctorate in Political Science – Granted by Kyung Hee University (South Korea) by Rector Chungwon Choue on 16 October 1999.
Honorary Doctorate in Jurisprudence – Granted by the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on 9 March 2001.
Honorary Doctorate – Granted by the University of Brasília (Brazil) by Rector Alberto Pérez on 3 April 2001.
Honorary Doctorate – Granted by the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russian Federation) on 15 May 2001.
Honorary Doctorate in Economics – Granted by the Faculty of Economics and Commerce of Beijing University (People’s Republic of China) on 24 May 2001.
Hugo Chavez passes away on March 5, 2013, Caracas.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his divided oil-rich nation into an uncertain future.
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